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Rent a car in Bouillante, an emblematic commune

Bouillante is a commune on the west coast of the island of Basse-Terre in Guadeloupe. The commune takes its name from the hot springs and thermal springs found in the area.

Bouillante is known for its geothermal energy and hot springs, which attract visitors interested in natural thermal baths. If you'd like to discover more than this article has to offer, you can drive to Bouillante in one of our rental cars.

What to do in Bouillante

Hot baths and spas: Take advantage of Bouillante's natural hot springs to relax and rejuvenate. Several locations offer thermal pools where you can bathe in the mineral-rich hot waters. The hot water that emerges from the ground is due to the region's geothermal activity, linked to the proximity of the underwater volcano La Soufrière. This geothermal activity is also used to generate electricity.


Scuba diving and snorkeling: Explore the region's magnificent coral reefs and abundant marine life. The Réserve Cousteau is a popular dive site, with wrecks, colorful fish and spectacular coral.

Visit Parc Zoologique des Mamelles: Near Bouillante, you can visit this zoological park, home to a variety of exotic animals, including birds, monkeys, reptiles and more. Visitors can take part in educational activities and support efforts to preserve local flora and fauna during their visit.

Visit the Jardin Botanique de Deshaies: Discover Guadeloupe's flora side at the same time, just a stone's throw from Bouillante. Although this garden is located a little further north of Bouillante, it's well worth a visit. Your car is the ideal vehicle for getting there whenever you feel like it. The garden is home to a wide variety of tropical plants, flowers and trees, as well as a beautiful waterfall.

Boat excursions: Bouillante is reputed to be one of the best places to observe sea turtles in Guadeloupe. You can take part in boat excursions to see these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

Take a boat trip to explore Bouillante's coastline, with opportunities for snorkeling, fishing, dolphin watching and even visits to the surrounding islands.

How do I get to Bouillante?

Why rent a car in Bouillante?

Having a rental car in Bouillante gives you greater mobility to explore the area at your own pace. You're not dependent on public transport schedules or organized excursions. What's more, it's true that the roads in Guadeloupe are particularly winding and mountainous. So renting a car will make your life a lot easier. Europcar Guadeloupe can help you find the right car at the right price.

From the airport

Bouillante is about 45 minutes from the airport, so to get there you can rent one of our cars from the airport agency. The journey will be much shorter than with any other form of public transport.

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